Associations to the word «Saving»


SAVING, noun. A reduction in cost or expenditure.
SAVING, noun. (countable) (usually in the plural) Something (usually money) that is saved, particularly money that has been set aside for the future.
SAVING, noun. (uncountable) The action of the verb to save.
SAVING, noun. (obsolete) exception; reservation
SAVING, verb. Present participle of save
SAVING, adjective. (theology) That saves someone from damnation; redemptive. [from 14th c.]
SAVING, adjective. Preserving; rescuing.
SAVING, adjective. Thrifty; frugal. [from 15th c.]
SAVING, adjective. Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful.
SAVING, adjective. Making reservation or exception.
SAVING, adjective. (in compound adjectives) relating to making a saving: e.g. labour-saving, energy-saving light bulbs.
SAVING, preposition. With the exception of; except; save.
SAVING, preposition. Without disrespect to.
SAVING GRACE, noun. A redeeming quality or factor.
SAVING THROW, noun. (gaming) In certain games, primarily role-playing games, an effort to ward off a specific threat by rolling a die or dice and coming up with a particular number.
SAVING THROWS, noun. Plural of saving throw

Dictionary definition

SAVING, noun. An act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents".
SAVING, noun. Recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives".
SAVING, noun. The activity of protecting something from loss or danger.
SAVING, adjective. Bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love".
SAVING, adjective. Characterized by thriftiness; "wealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution"- Ellen Glasgow.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley